We have spoken much lately about the first part of the Nicene Creed, “I Believe in God the Father maker of heaven and earth of all the at is SEEN and UNSEEN.” I am desiring more and more to be able to see and live in the unseen. As my heart desire presses into this, I am beginning to see that Gods Words are the doorways between the seen and the unseen. A doorway is a separation point between two spaces, it divides one room from another in a home, Gods words are doorways between the seen part of Gods kingdom(home) and the unseen part of Gods kingdom(home). Jesus helps us see this very clearly in John 10:9. Jesus is telling that there is a door that we must go through to get to the Father, and that door is Jesus.
John 10:9- “I Am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, AND WILL GO IN AND OUT, and find pasture.
Jesus is the door between, The Father and hell, Heaven and Earth, the seen and unseen, the realm of the Spirit and this natural world, we must first go through this door (Jesus) to be saved (made whole). Once we have entered the kingdom of God through the door we can now GO IN AND OUT, you might say, go in and out from where? We can go in and out between both worlds Jesus gives us access to, we can step into the Spirit, into the unseen, into our heavenly secret place the Fathers presence, and come back to our earthly existence. We see now in the Book of Revelation, that God gives John the ability to look into the unseen part of the kingdom, into the Spirit, and what he sees in Revelation 4:1 is a door standing open in heaven, and a voice saying “COME UP HERE” praise God! I believe, and I am beginning to experience that this door is still standing open, this door between heaven and earth, and Jesus saying “COME UP HERE.” Jesus is saying, I am the new and living way into the most holy place (Gods presence), through the veil( door), which is my flesh (Heb 10:19-20), Come up here and enter, and come in and out ”At Will” into my kingdom. Wow! I said yes Lord, here I come!
I am seeing more and more that if Jesus is the door, and if Jesus is the WORD of God made flesh, then Gods Words must be doors as well. If Jesus and His Word are one (Jn 1:1) , then the same way Jesus is an access point between heaven and earth, so are the Words of God. Gods Words reveal to us what is real in the seen as well as the unseen, they reveal to us the existence of things that are in the unseen we never would have know existed if God did not tell us in His Word. This incredible revelation goes even deeper, Gods Word, as stated in John 6:63, are Spirit and they are Life, they carry within them the actual Spirit and Life that is in the unseen kingdom they come from. They bring to the earth (seen world) the substance from the Unseen world (The Spirit). They allow us, here in the seen part of the kingdom, to enter through those word doors into the unseen part of the kingdom. To even go a step further, not only does Gods Words bring us up into His unseen world, but as John 10:9 says we can now go in and out, bring with us the glory of the kingdom back to the earth. Remember Moses when he came down from Mount Sinai fresh from the presence of God, with the 10 commandments, His face shown, he brought back with him not only Gods hand written commands, but the Glory, the Glory of that place and the encounter with God. The Glory encounter Moses had which made his face shown was one that would pass away over time, but our encounters as the Apostle Paul states in Col 1:27 “… Christ in me is MY HOPE OF GLORY” which will never pass away. Gods words are the doorways into our divine encounters, they give us access to that part of the Glory of God. What a great revelation Paul gives us in 2 Cor 3:18, were the Spirit of God reveals through Paul that;
2 Cor 3:18- “But with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the GLORY OF THE LORD, are being TRANSFORMED into the SAME IMAGE, from Glory to Glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
As we look, as in a mirror, the Glory of the Lord (In His Word) we are transformed into that same image, what image? ”THE GLORY OF THE LORD”, that is how Gods builds us into the image of His son, He does it by allowing us to have a Glory encounter which changes us, and we have another Glory encounter which changes us, so on, and so on, so we become transformed from Glory encounter to Glory encounter into the Sons and Daughters of God. I have to leave you now, I just read Matt 11:28 – “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.” and I am stepping through that door into another divine encounter with the Glory, an encounter with rest, Talk with you soon.